The easiest way to map an exam name is to directly select the RPID most closely associated with it by using the Search RPID button found at the bottom of the mapping tool. You can provide search criteria, review and compare the RPID descriptions with your study description, and select the one most appropriate.

To start the process, first select an exam from the list by clicking the box to the left of the exam description. DIR ENMT - Search RPID


Then, click the Search RPID button. The Search RPID dialog box appears.
DIR ENMT - Search RPID Dialog Box


You can search for exams by various predicates and values. Select values from the drop-down lists, as needed, and then click the Search button. Review the list of RPIDs returned, select the most appropriate one, and then click Assign RPID.

Note: RadLex may change these descriptors from time to time. For an up-to-date list please refer to the RadLex Homepage. The ACR does not influence the content of the descriptors or when they are changed.



If the value in the RPID Shortname column is an insufficient explanation for the exam, you may search for the RPID Longname via the RadLex website.



Example: Assign an RPID to an Exam

Suppose you wish to map the exam name CT ABD PEL WWO IV CON to an RPID. Check the box next to that exam name, and then click the Search RPID button.DIR ENMT Example 1 - Select Exam


The Search RPID pop-up window appears:DIR ENMT Example 1 - Search RPID Pop Up Box


Select the appropriate categories to search for possible RadLex Playbook exam descriptions. 


For example, suppose the exam should be assigned to CT ABD PELVIS WO & W IVCON. Under Body Region, check Abdomen and then check Pelvis, and for Contrast Enhancement select Without then With IV Contrast from the drop-down menus. Click the Search button to query for possible exams.DIR ENMT Example 1 - Search RPID Pop Up Box Selections Made


The list of RPID exams narrows down to Shortnames matching your criteria. Select RPID198 by clicking the radio button next to it, and then click the Assign RPID button.DIR ENMT Example 1 - Search RPID Pop Up Box RPID Selected


The mapping is assigned to the exam and a confirmation message appears.DIR ENMT Example 1 - Tagging Completed Message


Because the status of the exam has changed, you can verify the exam description was assigned correctly by choosing Tagging Completed from the drop-down menu next to the Status button, and look for the exam in the list of Tagging Completed exams.DIR ENMT Example 1 - Verify  Tagging Completed




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